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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:30 am 
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As any serious climbing on a singlespeed is done out of the saddle I've found it all comes down to upper body position - it seems best, both from a traction and efficiency position, to climb with a relatively straight back and therefore an upright position, which might mean using a shorter stem/ higher bars than you might at first choose.
As a reference, my bars are about level with my saddle (when it's in a normal position) and with a 23" ETT I'm using a 60mm stem with 720mm bars.
This is me of course, what works for me might not for you.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:47 pm 
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My 2001 IF Deluxe


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Marin B-17 FRS frame, Marzochhi RC2X forks (6" travel front and back), Funn Full-on bars (760mm), XT disc brakes, Superstar Zinger tensioner etc........

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:18 pm 
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that's fantastic. how much chain stretch is there? I'm guessing it's almost bottomed out as it is, right? whats the weight like?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:40 pm 
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Not sure how much chain stretch but the tensioner has a lot of movement for the suspension even though it looks pretty tight. If I can I'll try to take a video of the movement (somehow?).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:41 pm 
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As for weight. No idea. It definitely isn't a fly-weight though.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:52 pm 
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I've just ordered the bits to convert my Sunn Xircuit Plus 998 to SS. This thread has been interesting reading, so cheers everyone!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:33 am 
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The IF is sooo nice


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:16 pm 
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rear cogs 1.99 free p&p on chain reaction cycles !

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:44 am 
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Thanks for the tip Kyle.


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